Hall of Fame Trainer Ron Gurfein’s Cause of Death at 81

Hall of Fame Trainer Ron Gurfein's Cause of Death at 81

Sorry to announce that the Hall of Fame trainer died on May 5, 2021. Ron Gurfein’s cause of death is not revealed yet, but his death news is confirmed.

The following message was posted on Gurfein’s Facebook page this afternoon by Lauren and Blake: “It is with profound sadness that we share that our dad, Ronnie Gurfein (a.k.a. “the Guru”), passed away earlier today.”

“Per his wishes, there will be a small family-only ceremony. We know he will be missed by many, so please stay tuned for information about a future celebration of his life and career.”

Ron Gurfein was one of the highest conditioners of trotters and a 2006 inductee into the Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York.

He unfolded his stable in 1965, touched to Monticello in 1967, and spent the higher a part of following twenty years at the Mighty M.

Ron Gurfein’s Cause of Death is Unknown

He toiled in relative obscurity through that point, although he won the 1982 goodbye Stakes with Higher Power and conditioned Hardesty ($367,426) and the world champion mare Franconia ($527,151).

After a time, he hit the top of the game with horses, cherish the conclusion Dream, and Beat The Wheel.

The best horse of his career was the outstanding trotting foal Continentalvictory, who captured the Yonkers Trot and Hambletonian in 1996 on her thanks to earning Horse of the Year honors.

Other prime horses for Mr. Gurfein enclosed 1999 Dan Patch Award divisional champion Self Possessed and 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall.

Mr. Gurfein won the 1999 valley Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award from the US Harness Writers Association.


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